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The Donkey Shed

Sherborne, Dorset (Ref. 1003242)



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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor accommodation
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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12 Customer Reviews

  • "We had a lovely holiday with lots to do in the area."

    The accommodation was excellent as was the local pub.

    Reviewed by JacquelineOct 2021

  • "Just such a wonderful place and lovely people, a credit for all their hard work"

    Reviewed by JillJul 2021

  • "Lovely relaxing place"

    Reviewed by MartinJun 2021

  • "An absolute gem of a property in pristine condition and a fantastic isolated location."

    We would definitely book to go this house again. Owners were very friendly and had thought of everything.

    Reviewed by LydiaAug 2020

  • "What a beautiful cottage the Donkey Shed is, situated in a beautiful location with stunning panoramic views."

    Located a few miles from the lovely town of Sherborne the Donkey Shed is an ideal base for exploring Dorset. Jackie and Max were most attentive and helpful. We will certainly check availability when we next visit the area. Bill Hammond

    Reviewed by BillOct 2019

  • "Centrally placed for visiting places of interest but nicely placed in the Dorset countryside."

    Some small minor points; No hooks in bedroom for dressing gowns,no soap dish or hand rail in downstairs shower.

    Reviewed by IreneSep 2019

  • "The Donkey Shed met all our expectations and more."

    We loved the open outlook and the spacious internal layout.The owners Max and Jackie were very welcoming.This was our first visit to the area,hopefully not our last.Plenty to see and do.

    Reviewed by GraceAug 2019

  • "Friendly owners."

    Beautiful views. Greatly designed accommodation. The open plan living area was lovely. The bi fold doors were a great feature. Plenty of room for a family of 6.

    Reviewed by LisaJul 2019

  • "Exceptional property with stunning uninterrupted view of the Dorset hills."

    Peaceful location. Everything we needed.

    Reviewed by RobertJul 2019

  • "The Donkey Shed was an excellent holiday home."

    It was very clean and had very modern facilities and equipment. The bedrooms and bathroom were all a good size and the downstairs walk-in shower was very good. The folding doors to the lounge meant that you could really enjoy the spectacular views of the countryside. Max and Jackie made us feel really at home and told us about a local agricultural college open day which we really enjoyed.

    Reviewed by JohnJun 2019

  • "One of the best holiday cottages we have ever stayed at."

    Beautifully presented by Max & Jackie.

    Reviewed by RichardJun 2019

  • "Helpful owners."

    Very clean. Beautiful views. Lots to do in the area. Superbly designed accommodation. All modern and new, the open plan living area was lovely and had a holiday feel to it.

    Reviewed by FionaMay 2019

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The property

Sherborne 3 miles.

The Donkey Shed is a wonderful property resting within the village of Alweston, on the outskirts of the market town of Sherborne.

This well-presented cottage offers a quaint base for a family looking to explore the area steeped with history, picturesque landscapes and a sheer variety of wildlife.

It comes with three bedrooms, comprising of a double bedroom and a twin bedroom, as well as a ground-floor bedroom which is ideal for those with limited mobility.

Look forward to spending your evenings within the contemporary-styled, open-plan living room, benefitting from a fireplace which fills the room with warmth during those chilly winter evenings.

The designated chef will be delighted rustling up an evening meal within the stylish kitchen, housing all the necessities you require to prepare a delicious home-cooked meal before curling up on the plush sofas in front of the TV.

During the warmer months, open up the bi-fold doors to discover an idyllic garden area where you can tuck into your meals upon the patio area whilst enjoying the far-reaching countryside views.

If you don’t feel like cooking one evening, make your way into the centre of Sherborne where you will find a good selection of shops, pubs and restaurants to suit all ages and tastes.

Whilst visiting Sherborne, brush up on the local history by discovering the beautiful 8th century Abbey and the two differing castles.

Within striking distance you will find the Dorset Area of Natural Beauty, where you can explore miles of spectacular landscapes and venture to the South Dorset Ridgeway which overlooks the Jurassic Coast and is steeped with wild plants and wildlife to enjoy.

The Donkey Shed promises a memorable stay within a superb location.


  • Over two floors
  • Three bedrooms; 1 x ground-floor double bedroom, 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with shower over bath, basin and WC
  • Ground-floor shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living room with kitchen area, dining area, and sitting area
  • Oil central heating and electric fireplace
  • Dishwasher, washing machine, fridge/freezer, induction hob, oven, TV with DVD player and WiFi
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Large, private off road parking behind a gated entrance
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Garden with patio furniture
  • Sorry, no pets or smoking allowed
  • Pub and shop within 3 miles.

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About the location


Yeovil 6 miles.

The ancient town of Sherborne lies on the delightful banks of the River Yeo set amidst glorious unspoilt countryside and boasts many picturesque buildings, ancient Inns and quaint shops. Probably best known for its beautiful abbey and two stunning castles, one of which is relatively “new”, only dating back to 1594 and boasting superbly landscaped gardens, Sherborne makes an ideal place for a day of sightseeing or a quiet afternoon stroll. A short drive will take you to the stunning house and gardens at Stourhead and the sublime Dorset Heritage Coast, whilst just across the border in Somerset is the Fleet Air Arm Museum at Yeovilton, offering stunning displays of historic aircraft, including Concorde. A fantastic location for all the family.

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